Because…it’s candy corn season, no?
This is just my basic cheesecake (with a hint of almond extract…but you can totally sub vanilla if that’s more your jam) colored and assembled to resemble candy corn. My kids thought this was the best thing ever. And bonus, that’s a Golden Oreo Crust. Bam.
For this recipe, you will need a 9″ springform pan. You can find these pans everywhere from Target to Williams-Sonoma and a multitude of places in between. They make cheesecakes a snap!
2 cups of crushed Golden Oreo cookies
1 stick of butter, melted
4 (8oz) packages of cream cheese, at room temperature
1¼ cups sugar
4 eggs, at room temp
3 teaspoons almond extract, divided
yellow and orange food coloring
1 stick of butter, softened
3 cups of powdered sugar
about a tablespoon or so of milk
candy corn to garnish, optional
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly spray a springform pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
In your food processor, pulse 2 cups of your crushed Oreos with your melted butter until combined. Press this mixture across the bottom of your pan. Set aside.
In your mixing bowl, beat with an electric mixer your cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in your eggs. Beat in two teaspoons of almond extract. Next, divide your batter between two bowls. In one bowl, stir in yellow food coloring and in the second bowl, orange.
Pour your yellow batter into your pan on top of your crust and smooth out. Next, carefully pour your orange batter down over the yellow and smooth out.
Bake one hour.
After you remove the cake from the oven, allow to cool on your counter 20 minutes before covering and placing in the fridge at least 4 hours (up to 48). When you’re ready to frost, remove from fridge, pop sides off of your springform pan and begin. To make the frosting, in a mixing bowl, beat your softened butter with your powdered sugar, remaining teaspoon of almond extract and splash of milk. Add more milk if it’s too thick or more powdered sugar if it’s too thin. Once the frosting reaches the desired consistency, frost cheesecake and then decorate with a few candy corn before either returning it to the fridge or slice and serve.
Such a fun treat this Halloween season!